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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Frederick, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Worth the difficulty and time getting there - train , bus....incredibly beautiful scissors arches and worn wavy stairs, stone carvings, stained glass.

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Cardiff
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This free admission beautiful Cathedral is so lovely to see, and visit, the high street and surrounding area is also an amazing place to visit, if you are in this area. Plenty of parking areas too.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were lucky to hear the choir rehearsal in the Cathedral late in the afternoon and the sound was amazing. So much to take in! It is rare to have a Cathedral in a town setting apparently. A short walk under the arches and you have found vicars close. Walk to the side where the clock tower is the. Under... More

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Toronto
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23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our recent trip around England......another day, another city, another bloody great impressive example of their Houses of the Holy. This time it was a day-trip to Wells in the Southwest, more or less specifically to see the Cathedral. Was not disappointed. The Satnav found us the sussed-out-in-advance Union St. car park (off of Chamberlain St. which has a high tech... More

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Halifax, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a long day of travelling to see this site, but it was worth it. My friend and I had gotten up early (4:30) to catch our train to Bath and connecting bus to Wells. After arriving in the city, we went to the Cathedral first, and did the rest of the city later. The outward appearance of the... More

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Unfortunately the lift was not working when we visited so we could not access the cafe so the cathedral is losing revenue. Wells is a lovely little place and has loads of cafes

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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

All of it! The gardens are beautiful, the buildings interesting & one visit is not enough! Wells is a lovely place, with interesting shops & lots of places to eat.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Cathedral hosted performance of Harry Christophers and the Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2014 - superb!

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leeds
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

An oasis of calm in a bust city. Wells is apparantly the smallest city in England but seemed quite busy so it was nice to find an oasis of peace & quiet to walk around and relax. Some of the excavated ruins pre-date even the Romans. A must see

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Rivoli, Italy
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stunning masterpiece, highly trained and friendly volunteer guides, peaceful green all around. There is no need to say more. Step inside.

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